International Students

General information

The Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University (UNPHU) was founded in 1966 as the first private, not for profit University in the city of Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. Read +

Admissions Process

To start the process of applying for admission to one of the University ´s schools or programs, international students must follow this procedure: Read +

Admissions Requirements

Students Entering from High School

Admissions Form duly completed.
Birth certificate translated into Spanish and stamped. Read +

International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs is in charge of providing information and orientation for international students about our University ´s Academic Programs. This Office helps international students who request any information about the University and our country. Read +

Admissions Exam

What is the University Admissions Exam?

The University Admissions Exam measures the student ´s ability to undertake university studies. Although based on some acquired knowledge, it is basically a test of REASONING. Read +

Revalidation of High School Studies

The Secretariat of State for Education (SEE) and our country requires that all international students who come to undertake studies of Higher Education must revalidate their High School studies. Read +

Student Visa

To be able to study in a higher education institution in our country, the student is required to obtain a student visa, which must be applied for by the student in the Dominican Consulate in his country of origin. Read +

Placement Exams

The University offers Placement Exams so that students who demonstrate sufficiency and command of a particular subject can take this exam and receive credit for that subject. Read +


Over the years, experience in receiving international students in our university has taught us that basically the students who come to our country decide on one of these options: Read +

Santo Domingo

The city of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, primate of the new world and capital of the Dominican Republic, and declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site, is honored to welcome each and every one of its visitors. Read +

Activities and Places of Interest

The entire Dominican Republic is a center of cultural history. As the site of Columbus´s first arrival, the Dominican Republic is extremely important to the Encounter of History, the Conquest, and the colonization of the western hemisphere. Read +

Sites and Places of Interest

The Colonial Zone
UNESCO has very rightly declared this area as “Cultural Heritage.” Santo Domingo was discovered in 1496, and many of the structures in the Colonial Zone where the first ones built in the Western Hemisphere. Some of those that shouldn’t be missed are: Read +

Basic Services

Electricity uses from 110 to 120 volts, 60 hz., and outlets are the same size as in the United States. The demand for electricity exceeds supply, so blackouts are normal in the Dominican Republic. These blackouts are not caused by accidents as they are in the United State, but instead are a way of sharing a limited resource. Some families have small generators that provide electricity during blackouts, while others have inverters, which are car batteries connected to run lights and fans during the blackout. Read+